v0.4.0 - New Character - Reese!


It's been a long time coming, but it's finally time to announce a new character!

Introducing Reese, Jumpala's fastest (and furriest) competitor!

Not much is known about Reese's backstory. When he appeared at Javelin Stadium to announce his desire to compete for the championship, the judges' first question was how he gained the ability to speak—to which he replied, "If you think that's impressive, just wait until you see me in a game!"

While Reese is naturally quicker than other competitors, the contraption on his chest enables him to move at extremely high speeds.

Abilities

 

Scamper
Reese's can use his Scamper ability to run on all fours, allowing him to quickly cover a lot of ground. If he changes directions while running, he'll slow down a little as he slides.


Hyperspeed
Reese will move incredibly quickly...it may take a bit to get a handle on the controls! If you bump into another player while Hyperspeed is activated, you'll stun them for a brief moment.

Development Updates

Balance changes
We spent quite a lot of time play testing Reese, and in the process, noticed some major issues that needed to be addressed.

To start with, we're undoing the recent change that prevented you from wagering when frozen. Those of you who watched last week's video probably saw how much of a game changer that was—it made Frore way too strong. You could be having a great round, and one wrong ice blast could undo all of your hard work.

We're also removing the points penalty for Lola's Dash N' Slash. We've found that good Lola players can hit their target 10s of time in a round, resulting in a point loss of 50 or more! The respawn penalty is punishing enough on its own.

Both of these changes give non-offensive players like Cid and Reese more room to breathe without having to worry about playing a near-perfect game.

Other changes

  • Fixed an issue where using Bommer's Bombshell would destroy platforms that had yet to fall
  • Lola's Line Strike now locks platforms traveled across if a Lock Platform item is in use
  • Lola's Line Strike now cracks frozen platforms traveled across
  • Mouse cursor no longer appears in game


That's it for now! Be sure to wishlist on Steam! There's also a demo available on the Steam page.

- makario

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